Thanks everyone...I will be getting a plate and sticking with the stock bumpers. I don't plan on doing any crazy wheeling any time soon but it is piece of mind that I can get out if I get stuck and after reading the reviews on here I will be going with a warn winch for sure.
Do the winch plates have to be bought from the same manufacturer of the winch itself, ie are the mounting holes in the plate manufacturer specific?
Everyone on this forum has been a huge help with my questions, it is a wealth of knowledge that people here have.
I may have to try and box in the ends of my bumpers I think I have some left over steel plate in the shop form another project just waiting to get used..nice work coyote_94yj